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Love Monster Craft For Kids [Free Template]

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Celebrating any holiday with kids is so much fun!

It’s just another day that you can spend quality time with them and do something to help them feel special.

We can’t get enough of this love monster craft! It’s a silly, sweet, and perfect Valentine craft to make with the kiddos.

All the kids need is some paper, glue, scissors, and their imagination! Be sure to download the free printable template to make it a quick and easy craft.

We’ve also got a super fast video tutorial below you can watch to see exactly how we made this cute Valentine craft!

Valentine Monster Craft

love monster valentine craft image collage with the words valentine love monster in the middle

Supplies

Directions

Download the monster template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding love monster craft template

Glue the eyes towards the top of the body, then glue the nose slightly below and in the middle of the eyes.

hand gluing eye to love monster craft
hand gluing nose to love monster craft

Place the horns on either side of the head and glue to secure.

hand gluing horns to love monster craft

Take the arms and glue them to the middle and back of the body.

hands gluing arms to valentine monster craft

Make the mouth by gluing the teeth to the mouth and then cutting off the excess paper that hangs off the sides.

hand gluing teeth to mouth of love monster craft

Glue the mouth just below the nose.

hand gluing mouth to love monster craft

Use the marker to draw on the monster’s toes and hearts along the belly of the monster.

hand drawing hearts onto valentine love monster craft

That’s it!

two love monster crafts

We love how these little guys came out!

Crafting Benefits For Kids

Kids always have fun making crafts, but there’s even more benefit they get than that!

Did you realize that crafting with kids helps them develop necessary skills? Yep, that’s right!

One of those things is fine motor skills. With this craft, kids will have to work on cutting out the pieces, arranging them where they want them, and drawing on the little hearts and toes. All of these activities require precision and strength in the hands.

And when kids work on fine motor skills, they’re setting themselves up for better handwriting in the future!

hand holding love monster craft

Besides fine motor skills, crafting help kids learn to focus, follow directions, and execute the plan in their mind!

More Valentine’s Day Ideas For Kids

Need even more ideas to help celebrate Valentine’s Day with the kids? We have more activities and crafts to keep them busy!

This Valentine’s Day bingo is fun to play as a family or in the classroom! There’s 30 bingo sheets and calling cards, so you can play it with a big group.

Want to give someone special a homemade Valentine’s card? Then check out this Baby Yoda card craft, this llama Valentine card craft, or this minion Valentine card craft.

love monster craft

For even more fun, check out our new pig Valentine craft or this photo Valentine wreath.

Reading books is another great option for any theme or holiday! These Valentine’s Day books are some of the top picks. Add them to your home library or see if your local library has them on hand.

Love From The Crayons If your kids love any of the Crayon books, they’ll want to read this Valentine version where the crayons explore the bright colors and subtle shades of love.

The Invisible String – This is a sweet story all children will want to hear. It’s about a mother who tells her two children that they’re all connected by an invisible string.

Little Blue Truck’s Valentine – Join Little Blue Truck as he delivers Valentine’s Day cards to all his farm animal friends. As he does, he wonders, will anyone give one to him?

Have some open-ended exploratory play with this Valentine themed play dough set or this Valentine sensory bin.

Share With Us

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For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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hand holding love monster craft

Love Monster Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This adorable love monster craft is a fun Valentine's Day craft for kids! It's great for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary children.

Materials

  • Cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Monster template

Instructions

  1. Download the monster template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Glue the eyes towards the top of the body, then glue the nose slightly below and in the middle of the eyes.
  3. Place the horns on either side of the head and glue to secure.
  4. Take the arms and glue them to the middle and back of the body.
  5. Make the mouth by gluing the teeth to the mouth and then cutting off the excess paper that hangs off the sides.
  6. Glue the mouth just below the nose.
  7. Use the marker to draw on the monster's toes and hearts along the belly of the monster.

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